Cranial Osteopathy

A safe and gentle form of Osteopathy treatment

Cranial osteopathy was developed by Dr Sutherland, one of Dr Still’s first students, from consideration of the dis-articulated skull. His work hypothesis provided a way to treat head injuries and the base of spine through the outer covering of the nervous system and inherent movements present in each of us.

Dr Sutherland extended his work to the entire body by considering the ligaments and connective tissues. The majority of work in the clinic utilises this approach. Cranial procedures are frequently used in adult presentations such as jaw (TMJ) pain. Neck pain and headaches are common symptoms accompanying dysfunction of the jaw.

It takes many years for the osteopath to make this a reliable tool and requires continual skill improvement. Craniosacral therapy is a very simple, and far from complete, form of the osteopathic process and can be performed by unregistered practitioners.

Conditions treated

  • Neck and shoulder pain and stiffness
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica and leg pain
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Jaw and bite problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Arthritis and joint pain.
  • Wrist pain and carpel tunnel symptoms
  • Shoulder and elbow strain
  • Work and life related pain
  • Childhood and Aadolescent injuries
  • Work and motor vehicle accidents

Book a Cranial Osteopathic appointment with Geoff Ward.

What to expect on your first visit

A warm welcome, a thorough examination incorporating neurological, orthopaedic, osteopathic and movement tests.

If necessary, you may also be referred for x-rays or other scans of your spine to provide a more complete analysis of a specific condition.

Health Insurance Rebates

We have the HICAPS system installed allowing you to claim your rebate instantly if your insurance policy covers you for osteopathic treatments. For more info, and to see if your fund is covered, you can check with your fund or visit the HICAPs website:

Medicare Rebate

A Chronic Disease Management Program requires a referral from your GP and will qualify you for a Medicare rebate. Please obtain the referral prior to booking.

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